Lake District

Home of Beatrix Potter, dramatic landscapes and fascinating history.

Winter in the Lakes

Archive photo of people gathered on Great Gable Summit in 1923

Commemorating WW1 in the Lake District 

We were gifted England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike and 13 other Lake District summits as war memorials to look after on behalf of the nation. Throughout 2018, we've been remembering those who lost their lives in battle.


The places that make us

Sylvia has always felt a deep attachment to Great Gable. It's been a constant in her life, so much so that it feels like it's her mountain. Her grandchildren even refer to it as ‘granny’s mountain’. Alongside her brother Robert, Sylvia undertook a remarkable walk back up the mountain she loves.

A child climbing a tree and swinging from branches

A celebration of trees in the Lakes District  

We're celebrating all things trees. Whether you love to hug them, picnic next to them or simply walk by them, find out how we care for ancient, veteran and champion trees in the Lakes and where you can spot some of our favourites.

What's new in the Lakes?

Farming in the Lake District  

We're proud to care for over 20% of the Lake District National Park, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. That includes 90 farms and as much as 70% of the world’s Herdwick sheep.

A view over two lakes

The 13 valleys of the Lake District - a new World Heritage Site 

The Lakes is home to 13 valleys. Read about the history of each of them, and how they make up the World Heritage Site.

Where will you explore today?

early morning view of Tarn Hows looking north west

Our principles for looking after the Lakes 

The Trust's seven principles for looking after the Lakes

Dog walkers at Derwentwater, Lake District, Cumbria.

Everyone can help look after the Lakes. Here's how... 

Whether we're swimming, cycling, horse-riding or walking the dogs, we can all help to look after the Lake District.